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Your South Carolina Disability Lawyers

If you are facing a disability that limits your ability to make a living, you are not alone. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is designed to help people just like you receive the support they need. Though, receiving the benefits you deserve isn’t always that easy.

If you are in need of disability benefits, or if you’re struggling trying to figure out how to move forward after having your claim denied, you don’t have to go through this process alone. Our South Carolina disability lawyers at Harris & Graves, P.A., are here to help. All you have to do is give us a call at 877-264-6410 or fill out our online form, and we’ll take care of all the hard parts for you.

Getting Help Is Easy

We make it easy to get help with your Social Security application. Just give us a call or fill out our online form, and we’ll be in touch!

You're Not Alone

The Social Security system can be tough to navigate, but you’re not alone. Our team of disability lawyers will fight for the benefits you deserve!

It Costs Nothing to Hire Us

We believe in putting our clients first, and that’s why our team works on a contingency-fee basis. You won’t owe us any fee unless you get paid.

We Know This May Be a Difficult Time For You

Whether you’ve recently suffered an injury that led to a long-term disability or if you’ve dealt with this for years, navigating life with a disability can feel impossible at times.Things only get harder when you face the challenges of applying for Social Security or appealing a denied claim on your own. That’s where our team comes in..

When you work with Harris & Graves P.A., you’ll have a dedicated partner that will fight for you every step of the way. Our team of attorneys will ensure that all of your application materials are filed properly and contain the necessary information for your claim to be approved. If you’re facing a denied claim, we’ll work with you through the appeals process, and we’ll do everything we can to help you get the benefit you need.

Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

In order to get Social Security Disability benefits, you have to qualify first. For the most part, you have to meet three primary conditions.

First, you have to have worked in a job covered by Social Security. Then, you have to have a medical condition that qualifies as a disability in accordance with the SSA. Finally, that disability must prevent you from working for at least a year in most cases. Here are a few conditions that may qualify:

  • Back injuries
  • Vision and hearing loss
  • Artery disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Mental disorders
  • Respiratory illness

Do You Need Help Seeking Social Security Benefits?

Getting help is easy with the team at Harris & Graves on your side. Learn more through a free case review today.

How Do I Get Disability Benefits in South Carolina?

The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits in South Carolina is overseen by the South Carolina Disability Determination Services. The application process includes the following steps:

  • Submit your application and supporting documentation about your medical condition and your work history to your local Social Security office.
  • Your application will undergo an initial review to ensure that you meet the basic requirements and have provided the required documentation. If all of this information is in order, your case will be forwarded to the Disability Determination Service office in your area.
  • The state will then make an initial determination for the administration on your application. If the application is approved, you will receive a letter noting that approval, the amount of benefits you are eligible to receive, and the date on which these monthly payments will start.
  • If you disagree with the decision that was made, you are permitted to request reconsideration and undergo the appeals process.
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How Can a Lawyer Help?

Building a case for your disability benefits is a very detailed process that can become confusing if you choose to go it alone. The right disability attorney can ensure you take all the right steps, giving you the best chance at approval for your disability application. It is a disability lawyer’s job to know what your application needs for approval, so it is in your best interest to have them on your side. They can help you with your initial application, file an appeal if your application is denied, communicate with the SSA, and fight on your behalf. If your case has been denied, your lawyer can also compile the necessary evidence and documentation to build a strong case for an appeal.

What Comes Next?

Get in touch for a free case review. We will look over your case and advise you on your next best steps. If you choose our services, we will take the rest from there! Just give us a call or fill out our online form to get started now.

Our team will gather evidence to compile your strongest possible case. This includes organizing your medical records and any information you can give us related to your disability. This can include everything from therapy sessions to journals that detail the losses you have suffered and the effect your disability has had on your life. Once we have the evidence organized to build your case, we will complete the Disability Benefit Application Form and submit it to the SSA.

If your case is denied, we can challenge any denials through the appeal process. Many disability cases are denied on the first application, so don’t worry if you have to appeal! If you are denied, we have 60 days to file an appeal. Your South Carolina disability lawyer at Harris & Graves, P.A., has your back through the appeals process.

The entire process may take months, and patience is important. Rest assured that however long it takes, our team will fight for you the whole way.

Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you’re struggling to receive the SSDI benefits you deserve, our team at Harris & Graves, P.A., can fight for your rights. Contact us today to get started!

Social Security Disability FAQs

Though it’s not required, we recommend having a lawyer on your side when you’re applying for Social Security benefits. If necessary, having a lawyer can help to give you the best shot at successfully appealing a denial. Contact our team for a free case review today to determine the next best steps for your application.

You can file a claim in person at your local Social Security office, by calling 1-800-772-1213, or online at www.ssa.gov. After you have filed an application for benefits, the SSA turns over your claim to your state’s division of Disability Determination Services (DDS), which will consider and determine your claim.

If your claim has been denied, it’s not the end of the road. Your South Carolina disability lawyer at Harris & Graves, P.A., can help you file an appeal and fight for the benefits that you deserve.

Yes, but you’ll have to abide by the SSA’s specific rules. A trial work period is common while receiving benefits. Just make sure you always report any changes regarding your ability to work.

As long as you meet the disability requirements for the time, you can get benefits before your initial date of application.

You can still get disability benefits if you’re already getting workers’ comp, but the SSA may offset the total amount based on how much compensation you’re getting.

If you’re already getting benefits from another source, you aren’t necessarily barred from SSD. You may instead receive reduced benefits as your income is considered in your claim evaluation.